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Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms Workshop

Wayne Slape (Slapes Mushroom House)

Saturday, 5 May 2018 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (ACST)

Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms Workshop

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Shiitake LogLearn about the world of fungi cultivation at Slapes Mushroom House.

In this workshop you will learn about various ways to grow your own gourmet and medicinal mushrooms at home; providing you with fresh, nutrient rich and great tasting mushrooms.

Mushrooms can be used in various applications and are great for turning materials from waste streams into food and soil.Pioppino Mushroom

During this workshop you will develop sound skills and knowledge that you can apply in residential backyards, hobby farms, schools and community gardens.

You will also learn about the powerful ways in which mushrooms can help our environment through relationships and bioremediation.

With a high focus on practical application, each student will undertake hands on experience using specialised tools, materials and products and put mushroom cultivation methods into practice. You will also take home some products of the practical activities made on the day and additional supplies to take home and apply your new skills in your own garden. Supplies provided for home use are valued at approximately $110.
Workshop Take Home Products
This unique workshop only has room for 10 participants, so if you’re interested, be sure to reserve your place right away!

 About MeHerald photo

Wayne Slape is the owner and operator of Slapes Mushrooms House. He has over 10 years experience growing and experimenting with mushrooms. Having experience in landscaping, permaculture design and horticulture Wayne integrates these skills and knowledge with mushroom cultivation to make useful landscapes.

About the Venue

This workshop will take place at the private residence of Slapes Mushroom House, a suburban property not far from Marion shopping centre.

The presentation and theory elements of the workshop will be held under shelter and most practical activities will be held outdoors.

A Seaford line train station and the Marion bus terminal is close by for convenience.

What to Bring

  • Please bring your own lunch.
  • We will be doing gardening activities and may get dirty and wet. Please bring gardening gloves to protect your hands and wear appropriate clothes and foot wear.
  • You will receive course notes but please also bring a notebook and pen.

Tea, Coffee, Cool drinks and snacks will be provided.


Course Schedule

What is a Mushroom:

  1. Biology and life cycle of the mushroom
  2. Ecology of fungi.
  3. Edible Mushroom Varieties and ways to grow them.

Introduction to Myco-remediation:

  1. Ways we can use fungi to clean our waste and repair the environment.
  2.  Activity: Making fermented woodchip bunker spawn.

Gardening with Fungi Activities:

  1. Activity: Cultivation of mushrooms on Logs, Stumps and Totem Poles,
  2. Activity: Inoculate garden patches for vegetable gardens and mulched beds,
  3. Activity: Cold pasteurise straw and make mushroom holey buckets.

Fungi in the home.

  1. Activity: Learn my new method on how to cold pasteurise sawdust for use in recycled containers.
    Watch the mycelium grow through the sawdust on your desk. Great learning experience for children too.
  2. How to make mushroom kit fruiting chambers.


Take Home

Mushroom Log Inoculator kit:
Mushroom Log Inoculator Kit

  • 50 Shiitake Dowels
  • 50 Pioppino Dowels
  • Special mushroom dowel drill bit
  • Wool Wax Applicator
  • Beeswax

Blue Oyster Mushroom Holey Bucket:
Bucket KitElm Bucket
This bucket will be made in the course
Made from cold pasteurised straw and inoculated with 250 grams of Blue Oyster Mushroom grain spawn.

DIY Elm Oyster Mushroom Supplemented Sawdust kit:
Mushroom Sawdust BlockSawdust Block Kit
This will be made in the course
We will be using empty containers like plastic bottles, plastic bags or cups to make small mushroom farms. We will be making cold pasteurised supplemented sawdust inoculated with 250g of Elm Oyster Mushroom.

Sawdust spawn for inoculating the garden:
Garden Sawdust Spawn
King Stropharia sawdust spawn for mulched garden beds or mulched vegetable gardens.
Please note: We are trying to get our King Stropharia strain on sawdust ready in time but if we fail we will use Elm Oyster Sawdust spawn described below.
Elm Oyster mushroom sawdust spawn for use on mulched garden beds, mulched vegetable gardens or to make woodchip bunker spawn.


In the event that there are insufficient bookings to or an unforeseen event, this workshop will be rescheduled with option for a full refund.

Have questions about Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms Workshop? Contact Wayne Slape (Slapes Mushroom House)

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Slapes Mushroom House
20 Lincoln Avenue
Warradale, SA 5046

Saturday, 5 May 2018 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (ACST)

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Wayne Slape (Slapes Mushroom House)

Wayne Slape is the owner and operator of Slapes Mushrooms House and has a background in landscaping, permaculture design and horticulture.
With over 10 years experience growing, experimenting and making mushroom products, you will assured to receive a quality products.

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